Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.... Read
From a surname that was derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger".... Read
Short form of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
Portuguese form of MATTHEW.
Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
From the Greek Φριξος (Phrixos) meaning "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φριξ (phrix) "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.... Read
Perhaps intended to derive from Greek αιδοιος (aidoios) "modest, reverent". This name was created by Byron for a character in his poem 'Don Juan' (1819).... Read
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.... Read
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
Modern Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정숙 (see JEONG-SUK).... Read
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.... Read
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
Slovene short form of names ending with ina.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
Latinized form of GERD (2).
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.... Read
Probably a blend of JARED and GARETH. This was the name of the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, in the movie 'Labyrinth' (1986).... Read
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".... Read
Bulgarian form of Traianus (see TRAJAN).
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.... Read
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
Combination of JEAN (1) and CLAUDE.
From the Old Norse byname Stáli, which was derived from stál meaning "steel".... Read
Old Norse form of INGVILD.
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of FULK.... Read
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine". This is a transcription of the masculine form चण्ड (a name of the moon in Hindu texts, which is often personified as a deity) as well as the feminine form चण्डा.... Read
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
From a phrase used by members of the Candomblé religion (an African religion that was taken to Brazil by African slaves), which means "good luck".... Read
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining JAM". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia. He is known as either Jamshid or Jam, where Jamshid is a combination of his original name and an honourific.... Read
Norwegian variant of KNUT.
Latinized form of Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from οιδεω (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek mythology Oedipus was the son of the Theban king Laius and his wife Jocasta. Laius received a prophesy that he would be killed by his son, so he left the... Read
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.... Read
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and an alternate transcription of Russian Евдокия (see YEVDOKIYA).... Read
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).... Read
Danish and Norwegian short form of JØRGEN.
From a surname meaning "barrel maker" in Middle English.... Read
Means "completely victorious, triumphant" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a royal official in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.... Read
Latvian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Means "almonds" in Turkish.
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther. He killed the hero Siegfried by luring him onto a hunting expedition and then stabbing him with a javelin in his one vulnerable spot.... Read
From Japanese 港 (minato) meaning "harbour", as well as other combinations of kanji having the same pronunciation.... Read
Derived from Scottish Gaelic beatha meaning "life".... Read
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.... Read
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
Earliest recorded form of THERESA.
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
Biblical Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
From Japanese 秀 (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" combined with 良 (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck". Other kanji combinations are possible. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Hideyoshi 秀吉 being his given name) was a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. He also banned the... Read
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with hle "beautiful".... Read
Means "cloud" in Finnish.
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
Old Norse form of HEMMING.
English form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
Combination of ANNE (1) and SOPHIE.
Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This was the name of the first king of Hungary. Ruling in the 11th century, he encouraged the spread of Christianity among his subjects and is considered the patron saint of Hungary.... Read
From the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". Saint Hermagoras (3rd century) was the first bishop of Aquileia in Italy.... Read
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
From the Old Norse name Steinarr, derived from the elements steinn "stone" and arr "warrior".... Read
Means "newborn", derived from Arabic ولد (walada) meaning "to give birth". This was the name of the Umayyad caliph who conquered Spain in the 8th century.... Read
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.... Read